Senate MOCC statement on acts of violence against AAPI communities

Senate MOCC statement on acts of violence against AAPI communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2021

Senate MOCC statement on acts of violence against AAPI communities

The Senate Members of Color Caucus today issued the following statement: “Waking up to yet another day of more Asian American lives lost at the hands of another hateful individual is devastating. In a year of such vitriol and hardship for everyone, and particularly for Asian American families, businesses, and neighborhoods, the trauma of this continued violence and anti-Asian rhetoric is overwhelming and enraging. “The use of discriminatory language throughout the pandemic has exacerbated decades of xenophobia against Asian Americans. Language from federal government officials ...

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The Senate Members of Color Caucus Co-Chairs Honor MLK, Jr.'s Legacy

The Senate Members of Color Caucus Co-Chairs Honor MLK, Jr.'s Legacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 18, 2021 The Senate Members of Color Caucus co-chairs – Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) and Sen. Joe Nguyen (D-White Center) today issued a statement on behalf of the Members of Color Caucus in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy he has left the nation.  “Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a radical liberator. He was both defender and builder of American democracy. He was an enemy of white supremacy and a champion of justice. He fought against the immorality of inequity, he organized against generations ...

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Senate Members of Color Caucus express support for governor's equity package

Senate Members of Color Caucus express support for governor's equity package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 14, 2020

Senate Members of Color Caucus co-chairs support governor’s equity package

The Washington State Senate Members of Color Caucus (MOCC) co-chairs today issued the following statements concerning Gov. Jay Inslee’s Equity Proposal.

“Our communities have long been calling out for leadership that takes a hard look at inequity in our state and steps forward with bold action to respond to these needs,” said Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle). “I look forward to partnering with the governor in this work to serve every ...

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State Legislature welcomes one of the most diverse cohorts on record, including women of color

State Legislature welcomes one of the most diverse cohorts on record, including women of color

The Washington State Legislature welcomed one of its most diverse cohorts of elected officials in state history on January 14. The most recent class includes a female majority in the House Democratic Caucus with women of color serving in both the House and Senate leadership ranks. Washington currently ranks fourth in the nation in terms of gender parity in the state legislature.

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The Senate Members of Color Caucus welcomes Senator Manka Dhingra; lays out an agenda focused on inclusion

The Senate Members of Color Caucus welcomes Senator Manka Dhingra; lays out an agenda focused on inclusion

The Senate Members of Color Caucus welcomes Senator Manka Dhingra; lays out an agenda focused on inclusion Olympia – Democrats welcomed the newly elected senator from the 45th Legislative District, Manka Dhingra, as the Washington State Senate convened for the 2018 legislative session. Dhingra becomes the 25th member of the Senate Democratic Caucus and the fifth member of the Senate Members of Color Caucus (MOCC). Sen. Bob Hasegawa, Chair of the MOCC, and members Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, and Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, released the following statement: “We are honored to celebrate the start of ...

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Statement from the Washington State Senate Members of Color Caucus

Statement from the Washington State Senate Members of Color Caucus

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate Members of Color Caucus, Sens. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, Rebecca Saldaña, D-Seattle, John McCoy, D-Tulalip, Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, released the following statement: “Today we have never been more proud to represent Washingtonians and the inclusive values we collectively hold. “As a new administration takes over in the nation’s Capital, we stand ready to safeguard our state’s commitment to equal rights and human dignity. From the Yakima Valley to downtown Seattle, Vancouver to Spokane, we know many of our friends and neighbors are worried about attempts to foment hate and steer the path ...

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